Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth

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Since the onset of COVID-19 we’ve seen organizations hurrying to move F2F training. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least several”live” content was being shifted to some other way of delivery. A challenge is to operate fast yet when possible do create click-next screens of text or offer hours of lecture, with little else, at a assembly format. In certain cases you will find less-traditional, possibly better, options which could be made and deployed much more quickly.
Text
Messaging may work in lieu of a more standard approach. We often see examples of the with organizations offering content in snacks of around approximately five minutes per week, with messages delivered throughout the span of weeks or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample route to the Arist contest on inclusion and accessibility (you can enroll in the course at no cost here). Learners decide on the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show the content of a day.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson accessibility

Figure 2: Part 2 (of 3) of lesson

Email
As with the text-format illustration above, learning experiences can offer nudges and spaced learning sustain new habits and to encourage behavior change. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for learners, and is currently embedded in the workflow. In her recent Learning Solutions article on the topic, Sarah Mercier discusses ways email-based learning may be used for varied topics such as compliance and Immunology. She brought the subject into the recent L&D of The eLearning Guild on a Shoestring Online Conference.

Figure 4: Example of an learning bite to get a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The text and email cases above illustrate the idea of learning often: A series of learning activities provided across time, and campaigns . The example below mainly provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–rather than tons of instructional content. The goal of this effort: To create a custom of giving feedback. Campaigns could be provided to text by means of many different formats into LMS notifications or messaging.

New alliances
Medtronic medical device maker and sales willingness platform teamed up to create a solution with substantial impact on today’s hospital employees –and COVID patients. Hospitals are taking whatever they could get, including products by which they have no experience. This can be coupled with a situation where ventilator manufacturer repetitions and respiratory therapists are in short supply. This involved a huge 24/7 effort from both spouses; both to provide translations and to convince producers to discuss information in such an open manner. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. Watch this Allego website for more information.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app Offers ventilator training from all ventilator manufacturers to healthcare workers
Looking past methods to tools that are familiar and innovative collaborations can help provide effective learning experiences. Try to look content and past virtual meetings for strategies that could enhance your offerings, even when working beneath constraints that are surprising and hard.

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